IMF review of rules for Ukraine’s benefit may set serious precedent for international law

October 30, 2015 by · Comments Off on IMF review of rules for Ukraine’s benefit may set serious precedent for international law 

KIEV, Oct. 30 — The International Monetary Fund (IMF) will set a serious precedent in case it carries on its lending program for Ukraine despite Kiev’s refusal to repay US$ 3 bln to Moscow, Ukraine’s former minister of economy and financial expert Victor Suslov told TASS on Thursday, adding that this kind of decision would have been purely political and would have demonstrated revamping of the whole system of international law.

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Drilon conveys personal invitation of Pres. Aquino to Putin to attend APEC

October 21, 2015 by · Comments Off on Drilon conveys personal invitation of Pres. Aquino to Putin to attend APEC 

MOSCOW, Oct. 20 — Philippine Senate President Franklin Drilon on Tuesday (Manila time) handed to Russia's Foreign Affair Minister Sergey Lagrov the letter of President Benigno Aquino III inviting President Vladimir Putin to attend 23rd Asia Pacific Economic Conference (APEC) Economic Leaders Meeting in Manila next month.

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Putin: Up to 90% of Russia's pharmaceuticals to be home-made by 2018

September 9, 2015 by · Comments Off on Putin: Up to 90% of Russia's pharmaceuticals to be home-made by 2018 

MOSCOW, Sept. 8 — Russia needs to produce up to 90 percent of its own pharmaceuticals by 2018, Russian President Vladimir Putin said Monday.

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Ukraine foreign ministry expresses protest over Russian PM's Crimea visit

June 16, 2015 by · Comments Off on Ukraine foreign ministry expresses protest over Russian PM's Crimea visit 

KIEV, June 16 — Ukrainian Foreign Ministry voiced its protest over the trip of Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev to Crimea, a statement on the ministry’s website said Monday.

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Russian bill on 2 consecutive Olympics cap on athletes incomprehensible — Plushenko

April 9, 2015 by · Comments Off on Russian bill on 2 consecutive Olympics cap on athletes incomprehensible — Plushenko 

MOSCOW, April 8 — A draft law banning Russian athletes from competing in two consecutive Olympic Games and submitted with lawmakers earlier in the day is inappropriate and incomprehensible, Russia’s dual Olympic Champion in figure skating Evgeni Plushenko told TASS on Tuesday.

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US, Estonian inspectors to conduct observation flight over Russia

April 6, 2015 by · Comments Off on US, Estonian inspectors to conduct observation flight over Russia 

MOSCOW, April 6 — American and Estonian specialists will fly over the territory of Russia and Belarus under the Treaty on Open Skies on April 6-11, head of Russia's National Nuclear Risk Reduction Center Sergei Ryzhkov has announced.

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Ukraine terminates deal with Russia on local border traffic

March 17, 2015 by · Comments Off on Ukraine terminates deal with Russia on local border traffic 

KIEV, March 16 — The decision made by the Ukrainian government unilaterally March 4 to terminate the deal with Russia on local border movement takes effect Monday.

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Obama extends mutual fisheries agreement with Russia – White House

March 12, 2015 by · Comments Off on Obama extends mutual fisheries agreement with Russia – White House 

WASHINGTON, March 11 — The United States extended the Mutual Fisheries Agreement with Russia, US President Barack Obama stated in a letter addressed Speaker of the US House of Representatives and the President of the US Senate.

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PACE decides to extend its sanctions against Russia’s delegation

January 30, 2015 by · Comments Off on PACE decides to extend its sanctions against Russia’s delegation 

STRASBOURG, Jan. 29 — PACE decided to extend its sanctions against the Russian delegation and strip it of the right to vote and be represented in the Assembly’s governing bodies (the Bureau, the Presidential and Standing committees) until April 2015.

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India, Russia sign agreements on nuclear power, oil, military cooperation

December 12, 2014 by · Comments Off on India, Russia sign agreements on nuclear power, oil, military cooperation 

NEW DELHI, Dec. 12 — India and Russia Thursday signed 20 agreements ranging from nuclear power, military cooperation and oil exploration, after a summit between Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and visiting Russian President Vladimir Putin here.

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